frankjath saidHi guys I have been wearing speedos for years now and was thinking of trying a swimsuit thong because I have been wearing thong underwear for years now and find them comfortable. How did you guys find the courge to wear them and where do you guys where them? Do you wear it around family/friends?
One time in the 1980s my younger sister came back to the US from the French Riviera with our parents, and was telling me about their trip. "Bob," she told me, "We were on the beach with all these topless women, which I've done before myself when just there with Ellen." (Her friend & traveling companion, like her also widowed).
"And Mom & Dad said I could take my top off, too, if I wanted, they wouldn't mind. Bob, I couldn't take my top off in front of our parents!"
Of course not I told her, I understand. No more than I could wear a skimpy Speedo in front of them, I said. And in those days I still had the body for one, and wore them when doing laps at indoor pools. Or when playing lifeguard when "drownproofing" my college ROTC cadets.
It's funny how we draw these cultural & social lines, especially in the US. But I would say a thong is out of the question for family viewing. I'm not even sure it's a good idea for a San Diego public beach, if that's where you'll be. Are they common there?
Save the thong for private pools with friends. With our gay friends swimming here we're often nude, not even a thong or Speedo, whether at their homes or with them at gay guest houses in Key West. It's an interesting set of rules of engagement we must learn to follow, in all different sets of circumstances. I'd say a thong in the US is among the most restrictive and specialized.